Iran’s nuclear chief said the country reserves judgment on new US President Donald Trump but if he does, as he's vowed, "tear up" the international deal reached on Tehran’s nuclear program, it could quickly ramp that program back up.
Departing US Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes the Iran nuclear agreement will survive and has warned President-elect Donald Trump that canceling the deal would harm the US in an irreparable way.
Iran has complied with a deadline set by its landmark nuclear deal with world powers by removing hundreds of centrifuges, machines that enrich uranium, from a nuclear site, the UN atomic agency said on Monday on the first anniversary of the implementation of the agreement.
The world's largest oil trader, Vitol, has clinched a deal with the National Iranian Oil Co. (NIOC) to loan it an equivalent of $1 billion in euros guaranteed by future exports of refined products, four sources familiar with the matter said.
Egyptian security forces have arrested 12 people for holding protest against the government’s decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Some sources have said that scores of people, mostly lawyers and journalists, took part in the demonstration around the Journalist’s Union building in central Cairo on Monday. Critics have accused President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of ignoring Egyptian territorial integrity for money, with reports saying that Cairo is receiving 20 billion dollars in aid from Riyadh in return for accepting to relinquish sovereignty over the islands of Tiran and Sanafir.
Thirty-seven top US scientists, including some of the world’s leading experts in the fields of nuclear science and arms control, have written to President-elect Donald Trump, calling on him to abide by the nuclear agreement with Iran when he takes office on January 20.